Gibson and Slash have collaborated on another signature model, dubbed the “Brazilian Dream.” It’s based on a ’58 Les Paul Standard, and it incorporates appointments inspired by the historic guitars that the rocker has wielded throughout his career.
The guitar’s centerpiece is its highly prized Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, embellished with cellulose nitrate trapezoid inlays. Having become a rarity in the past 50 years, this wood specimen harkens back to Gibson’s golden era and has been considered superior to other rosewood varieties.
Additionally, this signature model sports a two-piece plain maple top on a lightweight solid mahogany body. The replica ’58 “C”-shape neck profile pays homage to Slash’s legendary ’58 sunburst model—a crucial instrument in the history of rock ’n’ roll. A regal Dark Burst VOS finish completes this axe’s timeless appeal.
The “Brazilian Dream”’s tone is shaped by a pair of Gibson Custombucker Double Black pickups. These deliver a vintage warmth that’s reminiscent of the brand’s hallmark 1959 PAF humbuckers. In terms of hardware, the “Brazilian Dream” features an ABR-1 bridge, a lightweight aluminum tailpiece, and a set of Kluson Deluxe Single Band tuning machines.
This signature model is limited to 150 pieces, each personally hand-signed by the guitar hero himself. They also come housed in a green-lined Lifton lacquered case filled with Slash-themed memorabilia.
Watch Slash demo the guitar here:
The “Brazilian Dream” retails for $12,999. More information at gibson.com.